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6 Funny Examples of Old School Photobombing

Photobombing is generally defined as something, usually a person, ruining a picture in the background. They could be totally aware of what they're doing, or the camera could just be capturing them going about their business. Even celebrities…
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Caring For Your Photographs and What To Do When It’s Too Late

Old photos are especially fragile. Photographs can yellow, crack, and stick to glass, or become moldy. To prevent further damage, all you need to know are a few basics on how to properly store and mount your photographs. For photos that have…
Five Easy Ways to do Your Family History in 2013
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Five Easy Ways to do Your Family History

Everyone has a song to sing in life. Every family leaves a legacy. My father is a professional photographer and my grandfather was a prestigious professor of geology. I am also directly related to Old King Cole (yes the "merry old soul"…
Photo restoration vs photo conservation
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Photo Restoration vs. Photo Conservation - What's the difference?

Now that digital photography is set to make film photography obsolete, we sometimes forget how lucky we are to be able to produce high-quality images that can be copied without limit. With the technology we have today, we can easily capture…

Caring for your Photographs

Treasures from the Past A photograph is a wonderful, complex, and interesting object. They are often glimpses into someone’s life; usually a joyful event that is captured forever. Because there is such an abundance of photos now (it seems…
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Orphaned Photos & Researching Your Family History On eBay

Up in your attic, or tucked away in a cedar chest, you happen to find some very old, weathered photos. You think the people in them may be family – long-lost ancestors – and the setting (a homestead or town, for example) significant. You…
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The Top 10 Tips for Scanning Photos

I know the cheap ones are tempting, but plan to spend more than $100 on a new scanner. You truly do get what you pay for. If you have a lot of 35mm film or slides to scan don’t expect great results from a flatbed scanner. An actual…
How to Scan a Photo for Restoration
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How to Scan a Photo for Restoration

First, check your photos for dirt, lint, or smudges. Gently remove surface dust and dirt with a soft brush or lint-free photo wipe. Also check the scanner glass for lint, hair, fingerprints, or smudges. Use a lint-free pad or wipe to thoroughly…
Breathtaking Photo Restoration Begins With the Scanner
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Breathtaking Photo Restoration Begins With the Scanner

Before any digital restoration can be performed, the original photo (or film negative) needs to be scanned. This step is critical, since it ultimately determines the quality of your restored photo. The Scanner: Needless to say, try…
Why I Love Photo Restoration

Why I Love Photo Restoration

Restoring photos is very satisfying work. Not only is the restoration process itself rewarding and interesting, but so is learning more about the photos and people in them. After all, if someone is putting forth the effort to have a photograph…